Contingency Planning

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Emergency Management for Records and Information Programs

Virginia A. Jones, CRM, and Kris E. Keyes

Updated to better address electronic records, as well as salvage and recovery procedures, this essential guide will help you prepare for and recover from natural or manmade disasters.

Its five sections provide a step-by-step guide through the essential phases of emergency management--prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery--and include such topics as

* the basic concepts of emergency management and insights on selling it to top management

* vital records, risk management, and disaster prevention planning

* preparation of the emergency management plan

* recovery and resumption of operations

"Chapter Checklists" at the end of each chapter review major concepts and guide you in forming your emergency plan, and "Small Business Tips" give information of special importance to smaller organizations.

ISBN:0-933887-98-1 (ARMA) Soft cover, English, 120 pages, 2001 Catalog No. A4715 $61, ARMA member $42

An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers, 2nd Ed.

Johanna Wellheiser and Jude Scott, with the assistance of John Barton

This second edition of the award-winning Ounce of Prevention from the Canadian Archives Foundation, published in cooperation with Scarecrow Press, is essential for larger archives, libraries, or record centers beginning or updating an institutional disaster plan.

The authors take the approach that disaster recovery planning must touch every department of an organization and that emergency response must be a carefully mapped strategy. This broad-based approach to integrated disaster planning explains each phase, with chapters covering planning for prevention, protection, preparedness, response, and recovery. The authors consider collections, records, facilities, and systems and include a chapter on post-disaster planning as well. The authors also cover Canadian federal and local assistance programs and list other sources for financial assistance. …